4X20 Emerging Choreography Platform 


Chandenie Gobardhan & John-William Watson


Friday 29 September, 7:30pm

venue: Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth

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Following their sell-out performance at our Festival of Dance 2023, the 4X20 Emerging Choreography Platform is on tour, first stop Bournemouth!

The 4X20 platform commissions two emerging and innovative choreographers to present two 20 minute pieces of work, one pre-existing and one newly developed choreographic work with a maximum of 4 dancers.  Hence 4×20!

The two choreographers selected for 2023 are Chandenie Gobardhan and John-William Watson.  Each will perform strikingly different pieces with contemporary and nostalgia, mixed with tradition and humour.  Premiering at Messums Festival of Dance this summer, this is one not to miss!

Chandenie’s two works are ‘CREATOR’ and ‘Rudra’ (working title).

John-William’s two works are ‘Hang in There, Baby’ and ‘Why This Chair Does Not Exist’.


About Chandenie Gobardhan

Chandenie is a London-based, Netherlands-born dancer and choreographer, whose movement vocabulary is rooted in dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, street styles and contemporary. They therefore enjoy building bridges between dance styles, where others might not see that possibility.

Chandenie has previously been commissioned to create work for Tate Gallery, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, The Place and London’s Royal Docks.


About John-William Watson

John-William is a dance theatre maker and director from Leeds, whose work is highly theatrical and tragi-comedic. They draw influence from Surrealism, the comedy of the mundane, nostalgia and time.

John-William is an alumni of The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, and became a Sadler’s Wells Young Associate in 2020 and a Northern Connections Artist in 2021.


Suitable for 12yrs+